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Battle continues for top of BOP rugby

The battle between four Bay of Plenty rugby clubs continues to heat up as they jostle for the top spot. The logjam at the top of the AR Plus Premier... Read More

Strong southwesterly flows across New Zealand

A seven degree start in Tauranga this morning marks the arrival of a southwesterly flow covering most of New Zealand. Embedded in the weather system is a... Read More

Man denies sexually abusing five cousins

WARNING: This story contains details of alleged sexual abuse and may distress some readers A man has been accused of sexually abusing five children aged... Read More

Open banking: How to opt in - and out

Open banking is a new way to pay for items online - but how does it work? From 30 May, New Zealand's four major banks - ANZ, ASB, BNZ and Westpac - must... Read More

Police warn of of growing financial scams

If it seems too good to be true then it probably is, Tauranga Police Inspector Zane Smith says. Working with Western Bay of Plenty Neighbourhood Support,... Read More

Waikato and BOP state highway works for May

While the focus for maintenance contractors across the Waikato and Bay of Plenty region has turned to reactive activities, a number of infrastructure projects... Read More

Detector dog puts up his paws for retirement

After sniffing out close to $2 million in cash, kilograms of drugs and countless firearms and ammunition, detector dog champion Floyd is putting up his paws... Read More

Digital infant in world-first psychology research

Meet BabyX, a digital infant looking for someone to play with. BabyX is a hyper-realistic computer-generated simulation of a human infant. In a world first,... Read More

Police Wing 374 graduates

New Zealand Police is pleased to announce that the 374-recruit wing will be graduating from their initial training course on Thursday, May 23 in front of whānau... Read More

Bike riders brace for another exciting series

Brace yourselves for another exciting motorcycle competition, up and down hills, across tree roots and under the shade of branches, when the 2024 edition of... Read More

Call for law targeting coercive control abuse

Since the beginning of last year, Bay of Plenty Police have investigated about 21,000 reports of family harm - of which nearly 10,000 involved people with prior... Read More

Native trees on farms could bring birdsong back

Canterbury researchers are exploring how planting native shelterbelts and hedgerows on farms could deliver biodiversity benefits and make good business sense.... Read More